Welcome! Bienvenido! Hwan Young! to the Elgin District!

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Elgin is a district that encompasses both urban and rural congregations, large and small. The beautiful Fox River meanders through the district and is a centerpiece of the city of Elgin, one of the fastest growing cities in Illinois.

The district's jurisdiction covers sixty-five local churches, led by seventy-two elders, deacons, licensed local Pastors and Lay Missioners. The sixty-five churches include two federated congregations, three Latino-Hispanic congregations, four new Latino-Hispanic new faith communities and six Korean congregations ranging in size from 20 to 1,200+ members.

The ministry of the Elgin District is inclusive and spirited celebrating the gifts of people of all ages and of all ethnic, racial and economic groups. The vibrancy of language reflecting the ethos of the various congregations is a unique tapestry of our dedication to "Open Minds, Open Hearts and Open Doors". The imprint of the early circuit riders is celebrated as many Elgin District churches have recently celebrated 175 years of mission and ministry.

You are invited to join us as we diligently strive to share the Good News of God's love for the world through Jesus Christ.

About Us

We are home to 65 United Methodist Congregations from Addison to Zion in both urban and rural communities. The Elgin District Superintendent is the Rev. Darneather Murph-Heath. If you wish to be in touch with Rev. Murph-Heath you may do so by calling the Aurora/Elgin Regional office at 847-931-0710, ext. 10.

Photos from Rev. Darneather Murph-Heath Installation August 16

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Photos from Elgin Leadership Training January 25, 2015

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District Contacts

Aurora/Elgin Office 217 Division Street Elgin, IL 60120 Phone: (847) 931-0710 FAX: (847) 931-0732

District Superintendent

Rev. Darneather Murph-Heath Ext. 10

Administrative Assistant

Natarsha Gardner Ext. 11

Lay Leader

Kathy Dickerson

UMM President

Bill Franz

UMW President

Linda Osikowicz

Mission Secretary

Rev. Steve Mindrup

Upcoming Events

 

News

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Safe Gatherings training available online

Summer is drawing to a close. Schools are back in session or soon will be. Fall programming is gearing up in our churches and we are looking forward to sharing the love of God and Jesus in many creative and exciting ways. The NIC is proud to partner with you in your ministry to provide…

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Bishop pastoral statement on racism and violence

On August 12 a national tragedy occurred (again) when supremacist and neo-Nazi groups went to Charlottesville, VA and gave rise to violence, destruction, and death. We are grieving for the individuals involved but even more so, what these acts of racism and violence say about us as a people. I encouraged, along with most religious…

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Summer Reading

Each active clergy serving local churches should have received a copy of the book Unity of the Church and Human Sexuality put together by the General Board of Higher Education at either the clergy session or annual conference. If you still need to pick up your free book, contact your District Office. Bishop Sally Dyck commends this…

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NIC churches receive Discipleship One Matters Awards

For the first time, six churches in the NIC received the One Matters Award presented by the Rev. Dr. Bener Agtarap, Path One Executive Director, at the 2017 Annual Conference. Discipleship Ministries created the award in 2015 to lift up churches who have in recent years moved from zero baptisms and zero professions of faith…

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